- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y. (AP) - Police are continuing to search for a New York City man who has been missing since a small plane went down last weekend in a harbor off Long Island.

Suffolk County Police say the search continued Saturday for 23-year-old Gerson Salmon-Negron of Queens.

They say the search has “been a top priority” for the department since the Piper PA-28 crash-landed in a harbor between Port Jefferson and Setauket on Feb. 19.

Authorities have said a student pilot was flying to Long Island from Fitchburg, Massachusetts when the plane began experiencing difficulties. Three of the four people on board were rescued that night.

Police say divers have been in the water searching for Salmon-Negron daily. They say other officers are using sonar and searching by boat.


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